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The Spiritual Lives of Sex Workers – Centre for Religion in Society Event
March 8 @ 4:00 pmfree
Some sex workers are religious and have spiritual lives – a topic not often researched or discussed. To mark International Women’s Day, the Centre for Religion in Society is hosting a talk about how religious beliefs and practices are woven into the lives and work of women who are part of the sexual economy.
Daisy Matthews is a PhD researcher at Nottingham Trent University. Daisy has researched the spiritual lives of sex workers for several years and will present some of her findings. Through photos, diaries and interviews, Daisy has gained insight into how religious and sex worker identities can be performed within spaces used for sex work in a harmonious way. By sharing individual and unique stories of women in sex work, Daisy challenges the stigma against the community and the assumptions we may have about the relationship between religious belief and sex work.
Please note – this event will contain sexual language and themes.
Please join us for this free event – online or in person. The in person part of the event includes a complementary drinks reception.
This is a Humanities Now! event, by the School of Humanities.
This event is part of York International Women’s Week. York International Women’s Week (YIWW) is based in York, UK. The Programme is organised by volunteers and based in the local community, with growing links to women’s organisations in other parts of the world. Each year YIWW spans International Women’s Day, 8th March, focusing on women’s rights and gender justice, as well as celebrating women’s achievements.
Please visit the website to find out about other YIWW events.
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